Death Row

The U.S. Supreme Court building June 27, 2012 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

U.S. Supreme Court Sides Condemned Inmate On IQ Issue

A man on Florida’s Death Row for a 1981 murder in Palm Beach County won a legal round this week.

10/07/2014

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Supreme Court Upholds ‘Timely Justice’ Law

The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the constitutionality of a 2013 law that legislative supporters said would reduce delays in carrying out the death penalty.

06/12/2014

Freddie Lee Hall (Source: Florida Department of Corrections)

IQ Score Questioned By Supreme Court In FL Man’s Execution

The Supreme Court is now hearing an appeal from a Florida death row inmate and examining IQ scores after the man claimed he’s protected from execution because he’s mentally disabled.

03/03/2014

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Supreme Court Looks At Florida Death Row Inmate With Low IQ

Attorneys for a man on Florida’s death row plan to challenge the state’s use of a rigid IQ cutoff to determine mental disability before the U.S. Supreme Court.

03/02/2014

Execution Chamber on Florida's Death Row as seen by witnesses. (Source: Florida Department of Corrections)

Pipe Bomb Killer Of FHP Trooper Executed

Paul Augustus Howell, who was sent to Death Row for the 1992 murder of a Florida Highway Patrol trooper, was executed Wednesday at Florida State Prison near Stark.

02/26/2014

Juan Carlos Chavez (Source: CBS)

Justice For Jimmy: A Look Back At The Chavez Trial

“It’s been a long, long time coming,” said the father of Jimmy Ryce, upon learning that Wednesday, February 12th is the day the man who kidnapped, raped, murdered and dismembered his 9-year-old son, will be put to death.

CBS Miami–02/11/2014

Execution gurney in Starke, Fla.

Supreme Court Orders Review Of Lethal Injection

The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a review of the new drug used in the state’s lethal injection cocktail in the case of Paul Augustus Howell, a Death Row inmate scheduled for execution Feb. 26.

02/06/2014

Execution gurney in Starke, Fla.

Florida Executes Man Who Killed S. Florida Couple & Guard

A man convicted of abducting and killing a Miami couple in 1974 and later stabbing a prison guard to death is set for execution at Florida State Prison, just one day after the Florida Supreme Court denied a state of execution.

CBS Miami–01/07/2014

Execution gurney in Starke, Fla.

Florida Supreme Court Denies Stay In Tuesday Execution

The Florida Supreme Court on Monday denied a stay in the execution of convicted murderer Askari Abdullah Muhammad, who is scheduled to die by lethal injection Tuesday at Florida State Prison.

01/06/2014

Askari Abdullah Muhammad, previously known as Thomas Knight, is scheduled to die by lethal injection on January 7th, 2014.  (Source: Florida Dept. Of Corrections)

Man Convicted Of Killing Miami Couple Scheduled For Execution

After spending nearly 40 years on Florida’s death row, a man convicted of killing a Miami couple and stabbing a prison guard to death is scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection.

01/05/2014

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